CHAPTER 7 Apply Phase
Chapter 7 – Apply Phase Chapter Outline What is application? Inputs to application Approaches to applying theories The Apply Phase of Theory Building Outputs of the Apply Phase Quality Indicators for the Apply Phase Conclusion
What is Application? The application of the theory to the problem, phenomenon or issue in the world of practice
Inputs to Application • A set of concepts • Relationships specified • Measurement and outcome criteria specified • Tested – some evidence to support
Approaches to Application Quantitative – Based on quantifying, counting, and the use of statistical analysis. Qualitative – Based on the qualities, nature, and the use of intuition and interpretation. Mixed Methods – Deploys a combination of both quantitative and qualitative approaches.
Outputs of the Apply Phase of Theory Building • Procedures for applying the theory in the future • Solved problems!
Quality Indicators for the Apply Phase Fruitfulness – Are problems consistently solved using the theory, and are there clear benefits?
Conclusion The Apply Phase bring the theory into the real world and uses it to solve problems. The goal is to develop procedures by which the theory can be applied again, and gains utility in consistently solving similar problems.